Date Monday, November 13, 2017
Time 7:15 pm
Location Kendal at Oberlin Heiser Auditorium, Heiser Auditorium 600 Kendal Drive Get Directions

Emilie Davis was a free black woman who worked as a seamstress in Philadelphia. She attended the Institute for Colored Youth and kept a diary from 1863 to 1865, the height of the Civil War, recording both everyday moments and significant events that would affect the future of the entire nation.

Alexia Hudson-Ward, Azariah Smith Root Director of the Oberlin College Libraries, will present this illustrated program. It offers a fascinating introduction to Davis, her diaries, and the impact of her words.

For more information, and to see the diary entries: and

A program of the Oberlin Heritage Center.

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